School Concert: Downtown Sounds

May 5, 2023
Order Form
School Concerts


What does your neighborhood or town sound like? Many composers have written music about their favorite places, using melodies and rhythms to portray city streets and bustling neighborhoods. Be transported around Chicago without leaving Orchestra Hall in this program featuring music by Ellington, Márquez and Tchaikovsky.

Free tickets and transportation are provided to CPS schools attending CSO for Kids School Concerts and Once Upon a Symphony. For more information and to learn about our COVID-19 protocols, visit the FAQ page.

School Concert Order Form

Selections from:
R. Strauss

Also sprach Zarathustra


Suite symphonique


Suite from The River

Traditional (arr. Nie)

Dance of the Golden Snake


Danzón No. 2


Symphony No. 1


Fountains of Rome


1812 Overture


Support for Chicago Symphony Orchestra Association programming for children and families is provided by Abbott Fund, Archer Daniels Midland Company, John D. and Leslie Henner Burns, John Hart and Carol Prins, Kinder Morgan, PNC, Megan and Steve Shebik, Michael and Linda Simon, the Walter and Caroline Sueske Charitable Trust and an anonymous family foundation.